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Tanya Steele appointed as interim CEO of Save the Children UK

Tanya Steele appointed as interim CEO of Save the Children UK

Tanya Steele, Fundraising & Communications Director at Save the Children UK, has been appointed by the charity’s Board as interim CEO while a permanent CEO is recruited.

The charity’s Deputy Director Nick Jones takes over as interim Executive Director for Marketing, Fundraising & Communications. He has worked for Save the Children for six years.

Save the Children’s CEO Justin Forsyth announced in October that he was leaving the charity next month after five and a half years in the role.

Steele, who has served as a trustee of the Institute of Fundraising, commented on her appointment, saying:

“Over the past five years Justin Forsyth has led the organisation to ensure we save and protect millions of children, doubling the number of children we have reached in the past five years. Justin is leaving the organisation with very strong foundations that I will now aim to build on so we can have even more impact for children. We have some incredibly exciting plans and initiatives already underway and an amazing team of staff and volunteers.”

This process for recruiting a permanent CEO is already underway. The salary is being reviewed.



Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Research massive growth in giving.

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